CRIMINOLOGY WITH BASIC CRIMINAL LAW:
Criminology with Basic Criminal Law
Criminology with Basic Criminal Law
Study: Social Work - 7. semester
Code: 44129
ECTS: 3.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Lecturers: Reana Bezić , mag. iur. - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 28. 01. 2020.
  • 11. 02. 2020.
  • 21. 04. 2020.
  • 02. 06. 2020.
  • 16. 06. 2020.
  • 30. 06. 2020.
  • 01. 09. 2020.
  • 15. 09. 2020.
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Basic data
Criminology with Basic Criminal Law Social Work - 7. semester
3.0 44129
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović

Wednesday 5 p.m., room 41/II, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 41/II
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Wednesdays at 12,00 (except last Wednesday in the month)

Gundulićeva 10, room 12/I
Lecturer Consultations Location
Reana Bezić , mag. iur. (Lectures) Gundulićeva 10, room 12/I
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača (Lectures)

Friday  at 12 

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 36, II kat
Literature
Davor Derenčinović, Anna-Maria Getoš; Uvod u kriminologiju; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2008), str. 278
Željko Horvatić; Osnove kriminologije; Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske (1998), str. 210
Description
Within the course students acquire knowledge and skills from the area of criminal law (basics) and criminology as an independent and multidisciplinary science.
Course description
? BASIC CRIMINAL LAW. Introduction. General part of criminal law (criminal law sanctions). Special part of criminal law. Juvenile criminal law. Legal position of persons with mental disorders.
? INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY. The subject of criminology. Methods in criminology. Definition of criminology. Relation between criminology and other criminal disciplines.
? CRIMINOLOGICAL PHENOMENOLOGY ? LEARNING ABOUT MANIFESTATIONS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR. Introduction to criminological phenomenology. Violent torts. Property crime. Drug abuse. Organised crime, corruption and money laundering. Cybercrime. Phenomenological specific features of certain groups of delinquents.
? CRIMINOLOGICAL ETIOLOGY ? LEARNING ABOUT THE CAUSES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR. Introduction to criminological etiology. First criminological discourses. Positivist school. Ecological theories. Theory of anomy. Theory of labelling. Theory of differential association. Theory of genetic predisposition for criminal behaviour. Radical criminology. Other criminological theories.
Exam dates
28. 01. 2020.
11. 02. 2020.
21. 04. 2020.
02. 06. 2020.
16. 06. 2020.
30. 06. 2020.
01. 09. 2020.
15. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Define the concept of criminology and its relationship to other criminal sciences;
- Recognize the basic quantitative and qualitative criminological methods;
- Identify key features of forms of criminal behaviour;
- Group criminological theory;
- Critically evaluate and identify measures and strategies for combating criminal behavior;
- Understand and explain the latest empirical research findings in the field of criminal justice system;
- Summarize the basics of criminal law (general part - penalties and the special part of criminal law) including juvenile criminal law and the legal status of persons with mental disabilities.

 

APPLICATION
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Use basic criminological and criminal law concepts and terminology;
- Interpret the results of criminological research;
- Choose criminological methods applied case studies;
- Apply the knowledge gained from the criminological phenomenology and etiology in practice;
- Handle basic penal legislation in the abstract and practical level.

 

ANALYSIS
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Compare and analyze the dynamic and structure of crime in Croatia and abroad;
- Calculate the crime rate;
- Set aside the most important crime and victims disposition;
- Examine and categorize different criminological theories and to connect it with the various forms of criminal behavior;
- Analyze the basis of legislation and case law in the area of criminal law.

 

SYNTHESIS
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- To design the content and flow of criminological quantitative and qualitative research;
- Propose the necessary amendments to the penal policy and politics of punishment considering the individual manifestations of behavior;
- Build a methodological system for making written works;
- Devise a protocol writing of the work, to formulate appropriate hypotheses and draw up a concept with the model work of literature;

 

EVALUATION
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Evaluate the quality, sustainability and feasibility of measures and strategies for combating criminal behavior in practical terms;
- Choose further study of individual segments of criminology and criminal justice and to evaluate which is the most appropriate area for further sub-specialization;
- Examine and evaluate daily political and media debate on the prevalence, trends and crime situation in the context of science-based criminology and victimology knowledge.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- To publicly present the learning outcomes;
- Express the respective level of argumentation own thesis;
- Improve communication skills;
- Participate in teamwork.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

1. Written and oral examination to verify the outcomes of learning - knowledge and understanding
2. Problem sheets to verify the learning outcomes - application
3. Research seminars, the opportunity to participate in the criminological and victimological national and international research, accredited courses - Analysis
4. Preparation of written student work (essays, term papers) to verify the learning outcomes - synthesis and evaluation
5. Grades will be given during class with the appropriate learning outcome and finally the written and oral examination in the course. In the latter will be grades obtained during the semester to take into account in the formulation of the final grade. The criteria for evaluation are all learning outcomes - demonstrated knowledge and understanding of criminology and criminal law basis, the ability to apply criminological methods in practice, capacity for analysis and synthesis and evaluation of appropriate content adopted during class.